Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Pumpkin Cake (the Asian style)

Posted by Quinn at Friday, October 30, 2009

I hope you are totally digging this one. This is not marzipan or fondant pumpkin, your overly cloyingly sweet pumpkin where you threw them out of your wedding cake slice and say yuck! This, my friend are a type of Asian cake. Asian cakes or kuih, are usually chewy with filling enclosed inside. These are Angkoo kuih. Angkoo means red turtle in Hokkien (Hokkien is a Chinese dialect). Traditionally, they look like these:

Made using these type of moulds:

But when I make these, they look too adorable to be eaten like below:

Will you eat Mickey? And they are made using moulds like these:

And for Halloween, I elevated and refined these a step further and make it look like little petite palm size pumpkin. I made peanut filling and the skin is made from a mixture of glutinous rice flour and pumpkin puree. And for the equipments needed, one toothpick and a few cloves are all you need really! From Red turtle to Orange Pumpkin, how's that for a Fairy Godmother working charms on Halloween?

Make these and you can choose to fill them with black sesame, green bean or red bean filling too if you like!
For recipe, click here

Picture courtesy of Rose's Kitchen and Ellena of Cuisine Paradise.

It's a day closer to Halloween. I don't celebrate it much in Malaysia generally but to make Malaysian desserts and have them resemble Halloween are what I like to do!

Halloween!!!!!!! Here I come!!!!!

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10 comments on "Halloween Pumpkin Cake (the Asian style)"

petite nyonya on October 31, 2009 at 1:05 AM said...

The cartoon character moulds are so cute! I have cookie cutters but not these mooncake type moulds. The mini pumpkins are just adorable!

kirbie on October 31, 2009 at 8:04 AM said...

So cute!

peasepudding on October 31, 2009 at 10:44 AM said...

The mini pumpkins are gorgeous and sound delicious too!

Quinn on October 31, 2009 at 1:15 PM said...

Petitenyonya: Are you interested in buying these moulds? It's after mooncake festivals now though. Maybe I should try use these moulds and make cookies, I think they'll turn out great!

Thanks Kirbie! Nice pumpkin carvings you have there!

Peasepudding, thanks and yeap, they're pretty gorgeous looking and if you like chewy stuffs like Japanese mochiko, you'll like this one. I grew up with these!

Anncoo on October 31, 2009 at 6:22 PM said...

These look really perfect. I think you're really good at making kuih kuih :D

Quinn on October 31, 2009 at 10:38 PM said...

Hi Anncoo,

Haha, thanks and yeah, I'm a Peranakan, remember? Kuih muihs are in me!


The Little Teochew on November 1, 2009 at 12:44 AM said...

The pumpkins are oh-so-precious! Love them!

zurin on November 2, 2009 at 7:49 PM said...

the pmpkins look amazingly beautiful!

Quinn on November 2, 2009 at 9:57 PM said...

Thank Zurin!
Your chocolate truffles mochiko look awesome too!

Passionate About Baking on March 28, 2010 at 8:04 PM said...

Oh Quinn,
The pumpkins do look exactly like what was on the cover of the book! So cute and beautiful! Who bears to eat them??

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